Architecture faculty news updates

December 19, 2011
  • Issue 3 of Le Journal Spéciale’Z includes the project and article titled Contemplations of the sural™ Landscape by visiting assistant professor Aleksandr Mergold (B.Arch. ’00) and his partner Jason Austin (B.Arch. '00) of the firm Austin+Mergold.
  • An essay written by Alex Maymind, visiting critic at AAP NYC, was published in the fall issue of the Princeton School of Architecture journal Pidgin. The piece, which was coauthored with Matthew Persinger, is titled “Manhattanisms: RAM(s) vs. REM,” and focuses on a comparison between Rem Koolhaas and Robert A. M. Stern and their attitudes toward globalization, self-fashioning, and postmodernism.
  • An article by Jonathan Ochshorn, professor of architecture, appeared in the August 2011 issue of the Construction Specifier, the monthly journal of the Construction Specifications Institute. “Minimizing Heat Loss Through Tapered Insulation” is based on Ochshorn’s research previously published in ASHRAE Transactions 117, no. 1 (2011). Ochshorn also posted a series of informal videos documenting and explaining the construction of Milstein Hall at The nine videos were shot with a hand-held, low-resolution Flip video camcorder, and will be part of an exhibit of work by OMA, Milstein Hall’s architects. The exhibit, titled OMA/ Progress, will be in place at the Barbican Art Gallery in London from October 2011 to February 2012.
  • The Ithaca home designed for the Hsu family by Kevin Pratt, assistant professor of architecture, and Dana Cupkova, visiting assistant professor of architecture, was featured in the “Houses We Love” section in the October issue of Dwell magazine. Pratt also presented a paper titled “A Method for the Design and Analysis of Parametric Building Energy Models” at the Building Simulation 2011 conference, the biannual International Building Performance Simulation Association conference, in Sydney, Australia, in November.
  • Four members of the Cornell in Rome faculty presented during the 2011 Biennale dello Spazio Pubblico (Biennial of Public Space) organized by the Italian National Institute of Urban Planning. The Cornell in Rome program cosponsored the event, which took place in May. Gregory Smith, visiting critic for the Department of City and Regional Planning in Rome, codirected a session on the history of public space in Rome, and also led a session on teaching urban studies workshops. Other members of the Cornell in Rome faculty who made presentations at the biennial include Professor Porus Olpadwala, Visiting Critic Jan Gadeyne, and Visiting Critic Lila Yawn.
  • Visiting assistant professor Aleksandr Mergold (B.Arch. ’00), cofounder of the firm Austin+Mergold won honorable mention for a project titled B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Bridge), in Gowanus Lowline: Connections, the inaugural competition from Gowanus by Design. Mergold’s work was also included in a recently published book, Young Architects 12: ReSource, by the Architectural League of New York.
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